Spark Prize

We’re a Spark Prize Finalist!

We’re so pleased to announce that Dance Theatre Etcetera is among 20 nonprofit organizations selected as finalists for Brooklyn Community Foundation’s inaugural Spark Prize, the first and only honor of its kind celebrating changemakers in the borough’s thriving nonprofit sector.
Five organizations will be awarded grants of $100,000 each in general operating support, to be announced in January 2017.
As a finalist, we were eligible for $5000 in matching funds on #Giving Tuesday, November 29th, and with your help we reached our goal! Donate to DTE today to help us raise an additional $5000 to support our arts education programs.

“Brooklyn is home to nearly 3,000 nonprofits, yet they collectively receive less than 5% of funds distributed by New York City foundations,” said Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke. “We created the Spark Prize to drive support to the borough’s vibrant nonprofit sector and showcase outstanding community-led solutions addressing Brooklyn’s most critical challenges. Congratulations to the 20 finalists—we are so proud to have you represent the excellence, breadth, and diversity of Brooklyn’s unique nonprofit sector.”

The Spark Prize will award up to $600,000 to outstanding Brooklyn-serving nonprofits. A diverse committee of distinguished civic, business, and neighborhood leaders all hailing from Brooklyn chose the 20 finalists from a highly competitive pool of 150 applicants. We couldn’t be more excited!